Do you have fond memories of watching Charlie and The Chocolate Factory as a child? Then why not re-live the magic at the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Musical at the Capitol Theatre, between 5th January and 19th May! If you have kids, it is the perfect excuse to introduce them to the classic story and perhaps take them to a live theatre performance for the first time. It is something they will never forget.
The musical is based on Roald Dahl's tale, featuring songs from the original film including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I've Got a Golden Ticket, which will have you tapping your toes and singing along. There are also new Broadway songs that they have added to the performance, to add their own touch to the show. Tickets are selling fast, so click on the link here to access the Ticketmaster website - for the sweetest seats in town!
Image: Original images from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Facebook
If you remember the storyline, the mysterious Willy Wonka opened up his gated chocolate factory to the lucky few who found a golden ticket in his chocolate bars. One of the lucky children included Charlie Bucket, whose family was poor in money but rich in love. He joined an amusing assortment of characters in having a tour of the factory, with surprises and imaginative characters at every turn - including the Oompa Loompa's, who stole the show!
The cast includes some of the best voices in the country, with Paul Slade Smith playing Willy Wonka and four young and talented actors sharing the role of Charlie Bucket. The result is a cast which brings the story to life and is enjoyed by all ages. See here for the cast list.
Charlie Bucket and his family on stage. Image: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Facebook
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Musical runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval. It is designed for children over the age of 6, so it is the ideal school holiday activity in the January school holidays - or why not book ahead for the NSW April school holidays (13th - 28th April) and choose the best seats. Performance times are:
Ticket prices vary, depending on the time of the performance and how close the seats are to the stage. Prices start from $59.90 for C Reserve seating at matinee and evening performances on Tuesday to Friday, and evening performances only on Sunday, subject to capacity - look for the red swirl on the dates here. If you have 12 or more people, you can also get group ticket prices by calling 1300 889 278.
On Opening Night, this spectacular Sydney musical attracted local celebrities and continues to draw in the crowds ever since. Why don't you channel your inner child and step into the world of Willy Wonka? All you need is a golden ticket...
Feel the excitement when Charlie finds one! Image: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Facebook